The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1953 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 9, 1953
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PAGE TEN BT/mrEVTLI.E (ARK.) COUIUER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1988 " Jabbo: A Successor To Whitey Kurowski? rookie MEMPHIS THIII. (AP) — They call him "Jabbo" for s h o r I. They also call h i m a «e of great'promise, even comparing him with Whitey Kurowski, who holds a special place in the hearts of SI. Louis Cardinal fans. On the scorecard he's Kay Jablonski, a 26-year-old lad who passed up a college athletic scholarship to become a Boston Red Sox farm hand only to be overlooked. Lloyd, Sam and Ben Are Solid Favorites AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Favorites Lloyd Mangrum, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan led a record field of 73 golf aristocrats into today's opening round of the 17th annual Masters tournament. Mangrum, top money winner on the winter circuit, gave the boys something to shoot at. when he fired a O-under-par 63 in practice yesterday. Nobody could recall a lower Masters practice round. Mangrum. playing out of Nilcs. 111., holds the official tournament record of 63, set in 1940. Eagles on the second and 15th holes helped him put together his 32-31—63 over the rolling 6.900- yard Augusta National Golf Club course. Snead Wants Two Snead and Hogan, who now hit only the high spots, were picked by fellow professionals as the men to beat. Snead is the defending: champion end Hogan won in 1951. The field includes all except two of the winners of previous Masters. Snead hoped to accomplish some- thins no one else has managed— two Masters victories In a row. Does the selection as a favorite plus the "jinx" against consecutive Victories bother the White Sulphur Spring, W. Va., veteran? "New." he drawled. "That doesn't worry me. The course is in the best shape I've ever seen it, and I'm not superstitious. I'll Just try to shoot my best game. My practice rounds have been fair. Had a 2 under par today. It's a whole lot different when you ring the bell." Hopan Sharp Hogan. the little Texan who won hts Masters after recovering from a close brush with death in an autobus collision, came here about 10 days early to polish up his name. In semi-re tirmnent from tournament play, this will be his first major event since the National Open last June. His best practice round was a 66 last week, and he was under 70 consistently. The 73 entries, one more than the record established In the inaugural 1934 tourney, includes other such stvong contenders as Julius Boros, National Open Champion; Jack Burke, 1952 Masters runner- up; Jim Ferrier; Lew Worsham; Gary Midtllecoft; Al BcsselLnk; Tommy Bolt; Doug Ford; and Ted Krpll. Also on hand are. some of the old-timers like Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Chick Evans, Olin Du- trn and Horton Smith. Right now, he's Card Manager Eddie Stanky's choice for third buse. moving in as the International League's mosl valuable player to oust veteran Billy Johnson, Great Promise "He's not H Billy Cox or a Johnson as a fielder," stanky admits, "but lie's got great promise." That "great promise" includes a good arm, impressive strength and driving power that brings to mind (he performance of Kurowski. That's not bad for a rookie making his first apearance in the majors. Thus far Jabbo has been looking as good with the Cards as he did with Rochester in the International last .season where he batted .291), had a .963 fielding percentage,, drove in 103 runs and knocked 18 home runs. 10 triples and 27 doubles. . Including yesterday's game the pounding Pole has hit .316 for the j spring, He's batted in 20 runs on [ hits, including 5 home runs, 2 triples and 9 doubles. Came in Draft Jablonski. whom Stan Muslal be- ieves will help the Cards make -heir strongest pennant bid since Walker Cooper and Kurowski were on hand in 1943, has had excellent -cachers among the Cardinal ffun- ly. Johnson has "given me some jointers on how to field at third," •md Dixie Walker, once the "pee- pul's cherce" of Brooklyn and now n Red bird coach, has worked on Jabbo's hitting. Jabbo is a Chicago boy. brought up on the rough-and-tumble Southside. Out of 300 hopefuls who traveled to n Red Sox tryoul camp at Elgin, 111., in 1947, Jabbo was the only one signed to a contract. But with the dismissal of George Toporcer. once chief of the Bosox farm system, Jablonski became just another green kid. Columbus, Ga. ( picked him up in a draft. That's how he entered the Cardinal family. MECHANICS OF PITCHING New York University pitchers, left to right, Shelly Lipson, Vinnie Lupica, Irwin Gcrringcr and Bill Osier sit in wonderment watching the team's new automatic pitching machine take over hatting practice. Becoming widely popular in college baseball, the I-Q Pitcher operates with the same 'motion as a human huifer, can throw anything from a slow ball to a fast one. (NEA)' Bright Hope for Porker Golf By ALLAN OILBEKT JR. Northwest Arkan.sns Tlmci FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Miller W. Barber, a Texan, ia probably the brightest hope the University of Arkansas has ever had of producing a Southwest Conference golf cham- Chili Northern Light Dampens Casey's View PITTSBURGH, (AP) — A week ago Casey Stengel looked at h i s four-time champion New York Yankees throughjiis Florida sun glasses and couldn't find a serious flaw. But in the chill damp northern light he is getting a slightly different view. piun. That opinion is shared by two experienced professionals—Don Murphy, his instructor and home pro at Texarkana, and Otis Turner, University golf coach. A junior in the College of Business Administration, Barber Is H transfer from Texas A&M. A vote by members of the Conference was neces- sary this spring to make him eligible at Arkansas. Barber Monday led the Razorback linksters to a 6-0 victory over Rice to boost their Conference point standing to 8-4. Indicative of the 22-year-old 175- pounder's potential game was a 63 he carded at Tcxurkana Country Club's long and exacting pnr-73 lay- Ex-Boxer Finally Loses Decision To Hold-Up Man After Six Starts BALTIMORE, f.fl—Mnx Cooper, who used to "do a little boxing-." lost his fii'sl decision yesterday in six starts against an assortment of unknown, murderous thugs in- ient upon robbing; him. A GO-year-olcJ gentleman of firm resolution, Cooper has been wounded twice in the last 12 years by robbers who keep coming back— endlessly it seems to Max nnd his wife Frieda. "I'll tell you the truth, we've stopped counting," Mrs. Cooper said last night. But the records show at least .six armed holdup attempts in tbeir retail liquor store since 194(1. T*he -gray-haired Cooper has fought them off successfully five times, using weapons ranging from bot- KEEN TEEN—Diane Garrctt of Houston, Tex., gives women's amateur golf a bright new face. Playing since she Was 12, the b r o w n - h a i r e d 1 5 - y e a r • o 1 d copped the Houston women's crown, now shoots for major championships. (NEA) ties of liquor to guns. Twice he has been shot' in the arm. his wife was once wounded in the buck. Yesterday's visitor got nwny with $90 and escaped Cooper's vengeful fists. The guy slipped up behind him while he wns loading a beer cooler nnd Jammed n gun in his back, Cooper told police. "Stand still or T'll kill you." An Old Story Tt wns HII old story to Cooper. The thug ordered him into a back room, scooped the money out of the cash register nnd fled down a back alley. Cooper grabbed his gun and went in pursuit, shattering' the quiet of Bloom Avenue with gunfire. Three times he fired and once the thus returned his shots. Nobody was hit. "Thank God Max wasn't hurt this time," said Mrs. Cooper. "He r s never afraid of them." she. said. "You know, he used to do a little boxing," she added, "but not professional." Cooper's record: Nov. 4, 1940—Decisioned two. firing five shots, but was wounded in the upper arm. . . Nov. 17. 1947—Floored a would- be robber with a bottle of rock nnd rye. Jan. 2, 1950—Disarmed thug who forfeited bout by taking to his heels from the Cooper store. March 1, 1951—Won close decision from three after he was wounded in the arm and his wile \ in the back. March 1, 1953—Decisioned Run- j man alter an exchange of shots J Inside his store. April 8, 1953—Routed bandit but lost the purse—$90. out. That 10-under-par round stands ILS Ute course record. He also established the record of (i5 nt Tex us A&M'fi course as a freyhman. Top-Notch InlructUm Barber, who stands 5-f<?el-10, credits his game to instruction? by Murphy iincl Jackie Burke Jr,, who. nlong with Byron Nelson nncl Lloyd MunRL'imi, are his favorites among the touring pros. Ills: tournament accomplishments include victories in the Conroe, Texas, and Uvalcle, Texas, tournaments lu 1061. He \Vus medalist at Vvakle with a 64. Averages 300 Yards The Razorbuck junior's forte Is hw long game, which combines extreme distances with good accuracy. Oon tiie FayiHteville course, where the University practices ,he is consistently on or •near many of the par-four greens with his tee shots, averaging about 300 yards. He recently drove the 360-yard l8lh hole over a soggy turf. Asked about Arkansas' chances In the Southwest Conference, in which he knows most of the golfers, Barber says he feels the Razorbacke "The infirld." Casey moaned, "is definitely weak and the whole club, excepting the outfielders, is in a hitting slump." He talked about the beautiful Florida weather and then declared that the club hasn't advanced physically like he thought it should. "I don't care for the way the reserves are shaping up— except for Andy Carey. I'm disappointed in (Jim) Brideweser. The physical troubles of some of the regulars are annoying, too," Stengel said. He went down the list: Yogi Berra's sore arm; Gil McDougald'fi bruised left hand; Billy Martin's sprained right ankle; Joe Collins' left leg (he's limping because of a pulled muscle i. Scooter Will Need Rest Of tiie infielders only shortstop Phil Rlmito is wholly sound at the moment nnd Stengel knows that sooner or later the Scooter will have to be rested. He had hoped to spell Phil with Bridewese but the young Cnliforninn hasn't been hustling the way Stengel thinks he should. "I'd like to try Martin reserve shortstop," he said. "That Gallardo Wants Money Bouts After Upset Win WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Gallardo said today he hopes his stunning victory over Percy Bassett will get him the money to give his wife and children "the things they deserve." The 23-year-old Mexican from Los Angeles slashed his way to a unanimous decision over Basselt, interim featherweight boxing champion, in ten fast rounds, nationally televised last night. Gallardo was a three to one un- would mean moving McDougnld over Lo second nnd putting on third. I inny trv thnt Carey in the Four Teams Enter Bay Window Loop Four team? were entered in the Bay Window League at an organizational meeting at the "Y" last night. American United Life Insur- hnve n fair chance this year and a aiice Company, Sixty-One Imple- fiood chance next year. His outlook nient Company. Moose Lodge and games with Brooklyn this weekend. I have to find out who else on this dub can play short if Brideweser isn't I4oiii£ to make out." Gardeners Hitting Well Casey .sitid he was considering- juMglina his batting order. He used 100 different combinations in winning the 1851! pennant so such a move could be expected. "Rizzuto nt leadoff, and (Mickey) Mantle, at cleanup, are set." he said. "Otherwise, nobody is." Stengel seemed comparatively satisfied with his pitching and particularly happy about, the hitting of his outfielders. In spring games Mantle leads the batters with a .372 average followed by Hank Bauer with .355 and Gene Woodling with .337. Carpenter, McHan Lead Porks in Win derdog but— "I knew this was it," he said. "I came 3.000 miles for this bout and. I didn't come here for the plane ride." Bassett, a Philadelphia Negro who recently won the interim title by defeating Ray Famechon of France, weighed lag", to Gallardo's !29'/i. Decision Brings Tears Gallardo, who cried unashamedly as the decision was announced, said it was "the greatest victory of my life." "I'm so happy for my wife and children," Gallardo said. "Maybe now I can get some bouts and earn Cubs Are Away, But Wins Don't Count; ' By BEN FHLEGAK '.'• AP Sportjwrlttr J Three years running the Chicago Cubs have won th« I' National League's section of the Grapefruit Circuit. Nowj they're in a position to db it again. k When the Cubs scored their third straight one-run vie-1 tory over the St. Louis Browns yesterday they boosted their over-all spring record to 18-13. Only Brooklyn with 18-11' and Pittsburgh with 10-6 top the Cubs. And the Pittsbur^'j4 mark has been built almost exclusively against minor leagiia clubs. for next year includes the prospects of four bright, freshmen becoming eligible—Joe Boone ol El Dorado, Dickie Newcomb of Camden, Don Murphy Jr., of Texarkana, and Ray Barnes, Fayetteville. Mead's Clothing Store so far the only ones scheduled to field teams. Tentative plans call for the tubby gentlemen to get the season's play underway during the last The heaviest man In the National Hockey League is Leo Reise. defenseman • of the New York Rangers. Reise weighs 210 pounds. Uuilding located by Planters Sterling Slo REALTY Phone Blytheville. Ark. week in April. Another meeting of the league will be held Tuesday night at the "Y" to make final plans for the season. J. P. Gavrott, "Y" director, said there is still room for a few more Learns. WHEN YOU THINK OF THINKOF UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Leading Icfal reserve, old-line companies, approved by every state In the Union and Canada. All forms, including Low Cost Auto and Fire Insurance. Quick settlements. Real Savings on Car and Fir« Insurance A. f. 'De«' Dietrich Manager 106 So. lit Ingram BIdg. Phone 6812 Gallardo is the father of three Harry Markson. an International Boxing Club official, told Gallardo that he can fight In Madison Square Garden anytime. "That's exactly what I want," Gallardo said. FAYETTEVILLE W—Coach Bill Ferrell had figured all through pre-senson practice that a pair of , ., , .star football backs would provide ! chl!dl ' en - a ^ »»d two boys, much of the University of Arkansas baseball team's punch this year. Lnninr AfcHun and Lewis Car penter proved their mentor riRhi yesterday as they slugged the Razorbacks to a 9-4 season-opening victory over Buena Vista College of' Iowa. St. Pierre Winning Pitcher McHan, n junior who was All- Southwest Conference quarterback in 1951 nnd plays right field in baseball, hit two home runs and drove m three tallies, Carpenter, a senior who's a fullback in football and a first baseman on the diamond, cracked one homer, a double and a single to push across thee more runs. Another grid back, southpaw Bob Si. Pierre was Arkansas' starting and winning pitcher. He yielded one run in five innings. j The Razorbacks will go after ! their second and third triumphs in a doubleheader at Northeast Oklahoma Stale, Tahlequah, Saturday. Dee Fonc-y and Preston Ward, a pair of long-ball'hitting; first basemen who once belonged to Brooklyn, have sparked the Clubs' gradual improvement this spring, Ward, particularly, has been impressive since coming out of the Army. Seven lor Ten He banged ,a pah- of homers against the Browns in Topeka, Kan., yesterday to run his total to seven in the last 10 games. Fondy, too, is on a homer spree and his circuit blow yesterday was his fourth in three games. The Cubs beat the iiowns, 7-6, with the deciding runs coining on still another homer by Bob Addis. The Cubs have four spring gmes left—against the Browns in Kansas City today and then three with the White Sox in the Chicago city genes starting tomorrow. Although they have won handily in the spring, the Cubs of the past three seasons have found competition a very different thing. In 1950 they finished seventh. In 1951 they were last and last year they wound up fifth—highest since 1946. The injury jinx which has struck the major league clubs heavily in the closing weeks of the training season hit the New York Giants agcin yesterday and benched their No. 1 rookie, Darl Spencer, for at least two weeks. Spencer was hit in the face with fast ball thrown by Cleveland pitcher Mike Garcia at Nashville and suffered a minor fracture to his left cheek bone. He has been scheduled to open the season at third base. Earlier in the spring Garcia hit Bobby Thomson of the Giants on his right hand with a pitched ball, resulting in a minor fracture. The Giants whipped the Indians, 11-10, despite a four-run Cleveland •ally in the ninth. Staley Steady Gerry Staley, who will open the season for the St. Louis Cardinals, went all the way against the Little Rock Travelers yesterday and shut out the Southern Association club; on seven hits, 10-0. Playing before his homefolks at Richmond, Va.. Granny Hamner of the Philadelphia Phils supplied all field pf the Washington Senator! g»ve up only four hits in a night game at Griffith Stadium at Washington. The Senators pounded fourf Dodger hurlers for U hits to win, 7-0. , ; The White Sox won their sixth in j a raw at the expense of the Atlanta \ Crackers of the Southern Associa- j tion, 14-0. t Ernie Lombard] Cuts Throat in SuicideAttempt OAKLAND, Calif., I* — Ernie; Lombard!, former major and Pacif-1 ic Coast League catcher, was found ' with his throat slashed from ear ! to ear last night. /• His wife, Bevice and Deput^ 1 Sheriffs Floyd Harrison and Edwar ' Brosnan said Lombard! resisted! their first attempt to rush him to a hospital, yelling "let me die!" Highland Hospital authorities said they did not expect the husky ex- major leaguer to live. He had lost a great amoint of blood. Mrs. Lombard! said her husband had been despondent the past week and had threatened to take his life. Lombard! had been operating a liquor store in nearby San Leandro, Calif., since retiring from baseball in 1948. In his last active ye?r, he played for the Oakland Oaks, helping them win their first Coast League championship in 20 years. Lombard!, a 6 foot, 2-inch power hitter, played for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves and New York Giants during a long and colorful major league career. Head Coach at El Dorado Resigns EL DORADO 10—Woody John- :• son has resigned as athletic di-j . rector and head coach at El Do- ; the runs as the Phils edged the | rado High School, indicating ha' Boston Red Sox. 2-1. Hamner hom- ered over the center field wall in the second and over the right, field wall in the fifth. 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